Daily Archives: June 27, 2019

Post-Game: Tonight’s Dem Debate

Some of my Lake County Dems and MSNBC were very impressed with Kamala. This is my response: She was impressive, but I’m worried that she’s Hillary 2.0. Sends the Dems vs. Trump without the Left, without Independents. Not sure a prosecutor can mobilize those low income inner city voters that like to stay away from elections.

It’s telling that our party has become so corporate and rightwing on the fiscal side that we falsely label bandaid solutions and simple civility as progressive rather than seeking bold systemic change. It’s like some kind of horrible reality game show. “Who Will Be America’s Next Chief Technocrat?”

We need a long view of where we want to go and practical ideas of how to get there. What we’re getting is a lot of platitudes and job interview talking points.

Kamala has a narrative, intelligence, and management skills, but is she a functionary or someone that can build a movement? We need to spark 30 years of consistent social and economic transformation. We need a new scheme that takes out the big bruisers. No offense to Bill Clinton or Barack Obama, but we need more than another system-oriented game management QB at this stage of the game. We need big plays.


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